Fuel thefts across Mendip
By Wells_Jaqui | Monday, April 16, 2012, 12:22
Police are urging businesses to be vigilant following a rise in fuel theft reports from lorries and agricultural vehicles in the Mendip area over the past month.
Intruders entered a farm in Street and attacked four vehicles. Fuel caps were prised off and diesel siphoned from two Landrovers and two tractors parked in the farmyard.
Unknown offenders forced entry to a yard at Commerce Park in Frome and siphoned fuel from two lorries at the location.
Also, in the past month intruders have entered a yard in Chilcompton for the second time and siphoned hundreds of pounds worth of diesel from several lorries parked overnight at the location.
In Evercreech, offenders struck three times at the same location, forcing entry overnight to the property and siphoning fuel from at least eight vehicles.
In the last few weeks in Gurney Slade, offenders gained entry overnight to a yard and stole £800 of diesel from three lorries parked at the location.
Sgt Justin French said: "We would urge local people and businesses to be vigilant, to keep their vehicles secure and report any suspicious activity to the police. Anyone who would like to speak to an officer about further crime prevention measures can contact their local beat team on 101."
Anyone with information regarding these incidents is requested to contact the police on non-emergency number 101 or pass information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111, they never ask your name or trace your call.